Many of us tend to think that love is like a bright and sunny day filled with rainbows and butterflies, like a day of having nothing to do but watch the clouds as they pass by, as our fears and worries start to fade away.
But, the truth is, love looks more like an escapade. The dictionary definition of an “escapade” is something that is unusual, adventurous, and exciting. Isn’t that exactly how we feel when we fall in love?
When we fall in love, we behave differently. We take risks, we dare to move forward in our relationships without knowing what will happen to us next. When we fall in love, we can imagine an exciting future with our loved ones. We fantasize about what it will be like to have our own house or to raise a family together with them.
Like an escapade, love isn’t always full of sunshine and rainbows. There are times when we have to face our strongest fears. There are times when we have to go through the storm before we can see the light. There are times when we have to let go of what we once knew, of what we once held on to.
Love can’t always satisfy our desires, love can’t always go the way we want it to go, but love surely makes us even more courageous to be able to stand on both of our feet and face the world. Love isn’t a situation, love isn’t an outcome. Love is the attitude we choose to put on to face the situation and to respond to the outcome.
If we always choose to love in the midst of our struggles, if we always choose to love even when it doesn’t seem to go our way, when it doesn’t make sense to love, or when we’re terrified, we are actually being shaped to become braver and stronger with each passing day.
So, let’s be brave, and take on the adventure it is to always put LOVE first.